Apple Releases Updates for Mac Versions of iPhoto, iTunes, Garage Band and More

In addition to all the great new software for iPhones and iPads such as an update to iOS 5.1 and a brand new version of iPhoto for iPads, Apple has also issued updates to the Mac versions of iPhoto, iTunes, GarageBand and Xcode as well.

The update to iPhoto sees it hit version 9.2.2 and brings security and stability updates as well as the ability to delete images from Photo Stream. The latest version of iTunes, now at 10.6, adds the ability to play 1080p HD movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store.

For Garage Band, the update brings it to version 6.0.5 and according to Apple “…supports general compatibility and addresses overall stability and performance.” These including the following:

• Updates compatibility with GarageBand for iOS projects
• Fixes a playback issue with the GarageBand Lesson preview videos
• Corrects issues with some software instruments triggering incorrect or stuck notes

Turning to the developer side, Apple’s update to Xcode brings it to version 4.3.1. According to the company, XCode “is now distributed as an application. Rather than as an installer. This change enables Xcode to be updated directly from the Mac App Store.”

Other changes and improvements to XCode include a new code signing workflow which supports signing OS X apps with Developer ID and the addition of command-line tools to the Downloads preference pane.

And you thought nothing else cool was coming out besides the “new” iPad.

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